Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: FIA ‘not shy’ of investigating Sergio Perez Monaco crash

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “I didn’t have anyone who said we want to investigate it from our side. Ben Sulayem added that he would speak to world champion Max Verstappen about the matter. Ben Sulayem became FIA president a matter of days after former race director Michael Masi failed to apply the rules correctly in last year’s title decider in Abu Dhabi, after which Lewis Hamilton lost the race win and the world title to Verstappen. Ben Sulayem said: “Maybe the report was not enough but it was a good attempt at the transparency and now you see every time we have an issue, transparency.”. “The issue we had [in Japan], we did a thorough report and it was on the FIA website before the next race after consultation,” Ben Sulayem said. Ben Sulayem said that he was in a “restructuring” process. But he said he had merely wanted to investigate whether it would impose an extra load on FIA officials. “People don’t understand sometimes the pressure that goes into the officials of the FIA,” he said. Ben Sulayem did not directly address a question on her future but said: “Her position is interim secretary general.

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